Dr. Sara Gardhouse


Assistant Professor
Exotic Pet, Wildlife and Zoological Medicine

Phone: 785-532-4202
E-mail: sgardhous@vet.k-state.edu

Education and Professional Training:

  • Bachelor of Science: University of Guelph, ON Canada
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine: Ontario Veterinary College, Guelph, ON Canada
  • Internship: Exotics, Wildlife and Zoological Medicine, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Saskatoon, SK Canada
  • Internship: Small Animal Rotating Internship, Kansas State University, KS, USA
  • Residency: Zoological Companion Animal Medicine and Surgery, University of California Davis, CA, USA
  • Specialty Certification: Diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine


  • Exotic Animal Medicine (3rd year)
  • VCS 905 – Exotic Animal, Wildlife and Zoo Animal Medicine (Clinical Rotation – 4th year)


  • Pharmacology of chemotherapeutics in non-domestic species
  • Exotic animal pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics


Dr. Gardhouse clinical interests revolve around the teaching and training of veterinary students, interns, and residents with respect to companion exotic animals, wildlife, and zoological medicine and surgery.